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"The transport elements of the Brent Cross scheme are described by TfL as ‘complex’. Three main changes are proposed to improve public transport access: a relocated bus station in the shopping centre on the north of the A406 with new bus routes and higher frequencies on existing routes; a new Brent Cross station north of Cricklewood on the Thameslink Midland mainline and a ‘Rapid Transit System’ consisting of a minibus plying a route from Cricklewood Station to the shopping centre and Brent Cross underground station via the new ‘town centre’.
"However, the walking routes to the new bus station would be longer, and it would be located immediately next to the noise and pollution of the North Circular Road, which at that point has ten lanes. The so-called Rapid Transit System would be poor value for money, according to TfL, and would only be funded by the developers for a short time. Critics claim the existing Thameslink Cricklewood and Hendon stations will be likely to close if Brent Cross Thameslink is built, as the stops would then be too close together.